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The Job

Firefighters Respond to Cloud Over Crematorium

National City Firefighters responded to a mishap at a San Diego County crematorium that sent clouds of human remains into the atmosphere. Ew. National City Fire Captain Brian Krebs said that an oven door failed to close while the furnace was in use, which resulted in heavy smoke, containing human remains and a fire suppressant, […]

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San Diego City Officials Want to Share 9-1-1 Dispatch Center with County and State

San Diego City Council has signaled interest in developing a single hub to house city, county, state and federal dispatchers. Tenants could include the San Diego County Fire Authority, San Diego Fire-Rescue, Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service.

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San Diego’s Best Respond to FEMA’s Call for Help During the Hurricanes

Photos courtesy of San Diego’s CA-TF8. As hurricane Harvey swirled, inundating parts of Texas with more than three feet of rain, and again as Hurricane Irma decimated Florida, FEMA called in their 28 Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces, one of which was San Diego’s Cal Task Force 8 (CA-TF8). After almost two weeks assisting with […]

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Heroes in Harm’s Way

Each year more than 60 career and volunteer firefighters lose their lives on the job–and tens of thousands more are injured.

However better training and emerging technologies are helping reduce the dangers…

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I just received a bomb threat, what do I do?

Remain calm. You can do this.

We have prepared several tips to help if you receive a bomb threat.

Photo by S. Gordon Bram under creative commons

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Welcome Tony Mecham, CAL FIRE San Diego Unit Chief

“None of our fire agencies is large enough to handle a major fire or disaster by themselves. We must all work together as a team to keep the residents of San Diego County safe.”  ~ Tony Mecham, Unit Chief CAL FIRE Chief Mecham has 27 years of fire and emergency services experience. He has served in […]

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Emergency Responses

The Fire department responds to three different kinds of medical emergencies: fire, medical, and community resource. Each of these is unique in its requirements, and the volunteer firefighters do it all.

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A Day In The Life Of a Firefighter

A firefighter’s day is packed with activity, whether fighting fires, performing medical aide, working on the fire equipment, or training.

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